Herriman Elementary School Dance Teacher Receives Top State Award

Picture of Jana ShumwayShe has amazing talent which inspires students around her and now Jana Shumway is being recognized for her dedication to dance education. Ms. Shumway, the dance instructor at Herriman Elementary, was recently awarded Utah Dance Educator of the Year by the Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO). Herriman Elementary School Principal Bobbie Nixon says Ms. Shumway has an incredible way of linking curriculum to dance making academics more memorable and exciting for students. She also does a Dual Immersion dance for DLI Spanish students at school and is a delight to be around.

Congratulations, Ms. Shumway!

Happy Halloween from Jordan School District

Have a safe and fun Halloween night!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Performance on stage As you head out for a fun day of costumes, candy, tricks and other treats, please keep safety in mind. Be extra vigilant around our schools and crosswalks as lots of Halloween costumed kids will be out and about throughout the day and night.

Eastlake Elementary got an early start celebrating Halloween with the school’s annual performance of “Thriller” led by Visual Art Specialist, Jackie Webster.

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Delivery Brings Big Smiles to Students at Kauri Sue Hamilton School

A student and a table full of pumpkins Thanks to the Utah Department of Corrections, students with special needs at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School were all smiles on Tuesday. That’s because the prison set up a makeshift pumpkin patch in the atrium of the school complete with hundreds of pumpkins. Students were able to choose their very own Halloween pumpkin, which for some wouldn’t otherwise be possible. The pumpkins are part of the Green Thumb Nursery program at the prison and they are grown by inmates.

Some of the pumpkins were decorated with elaborate designs painted by inmates who typically harvest a crop of about 2,000 pumpkins each year.